So here it is my birthday and I am trying to come up with a creative way to gift my Genesis 4:7 portrait to Henry Rollins tonight.
My brother Mike said “Don’t look for one at the store. Make something. Make it about the movie!”
My husband Frank said “What if you incorporate the BINGO part of the movie and portrait”
Thanks to them, a few BINGO cards, some red paint, glue, Modge Podge, tape and a black gift bag I now have the perfect way to gift it to him!
I keep referring to it as the Bloody BINGO bag ha ha ha. For those that don’t know 2-13-61 is not only Rollins’ birthday but also a trademark of sorts for him as well.
Tonight is going to be EPIC!
I just finished this portrait piece of Henry Rollins reflecting 2 different sides of him in the movie He Never Died. Jack also being Cain is what inspired the Genesis 4:7 title as well as the piece of scripture I drew below him.
I have drawn Rollins in the past as a gift to my brother, Mike. This piece however I will actually be giving to Rollins himself, so the pressure was on.
I have been working on this piece in between other projects in hopes to have it finished on time. I was getting behind and frustrated when my brother (my Yoda whenever I need encouragement) texts me “patience young Jedi” and as always he was right. I took my time and focused my energy on it today. I am very happy how it finally turned out.
Now I can sit back and count the days til my birthday when I will be standing there (with my brother and husband) completely lost for words handing it over to Henry Rollins in person. EEEK!
As always prints are available in my Etsy Shop.
This ice storm has got me indoors and productive. I just finished a portrait that I started before the holidays. It is of Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan from Once Upon A Time. As you all know I have quite the obsession with horror movies and fantasy related movies and TV shows. Fantasy also being anything that has to do with fairy tales. I have mentioned before with my Kristin Bauer art posts that I am quite the fan of Once Upon a Time. My inspiration for this piece is due to my love for Emma’s strong character on the show. I feel Jennifer does an amazing job portraying Emma and brings magic to the role. She is a character who has gone through so much but in reality it has made her a stronger person. I feel like I can relate to that in many ways. Jennifer is also from Illinois so I am praying one day she might grace her beautiful presence back here in Chicago and do a meet and greet at Comicon or some other event so I can give it to her. A girl can hope.
This piece is another one of my split face portraits and half of her is Emma the Savior and the other half is Emma as the Dark One. It was done in pencil and the background was done in water color colored pencil.
“People are gonna tell you who you are your whole life. You just gotta punch back and say, “No, this is who I am”. You want people to look at you differently? Make them! You want to change things, you’re gonna have to go out there and change them yourself, because there are no fairy godmothers in this world.”
– Emma Swan
Prints for all you OUAT fans are available in my Etsy shop! You can also see more of my portraits on the Spitting Image page of my official website.
Garbage is doing a 20 Years Queer Tour art contest. My portrait that I just completed was perfect for this contest however it did not fit the size requirements. Well I wasn’t about to not enter (especially after the killer show we experienced Saturday). So I did a cropped/edited version of the portrait just for the contest.
The deadline to enter was yesterday and my entry just posted today due to the site having technical difficulties. I am already way behind as far as getting my entry exposure for votes. Please, please, please go to this link and vote for my entry and then share this link all over your social media or anywhere on the internet that will help spread the word that I need more votes to give my piece a fighting chance. Don’t forget to email it to your contacts too!
VOTE HERE: https://creativeallies.com/creations/3sn4/contests/1057/create-artwork-inspired-by-garbage
A little comment love on my entry page won’t hurt either but is not mandatory.
Feel free to reblog this post as well!. The key is to vote and when sharing telling others to do the same! Anything will help!
Thank you my Freaky Fanatics! It’s people like you that take the minute out of your day to do something like this that support HUGE way! Love you all!
I leave you with some memorable photos from Saturday’s Garbage concert! A Sweetest Day indeed!